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January 20, 2021

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US ambassador to Israel Twitter account briefly includes West Bank, Gaza

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Laura Kelly The Twitter account for the U.S. ambassador to Israel suffered a potentially explosive diplomatic revision on Wednesday, with officials saying its description was inadvertently changed to read that it represented the U.S. mission to Israel, the West Bank and......

Retail sales increased during the holiday season compared to previous year

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The 2020 holiday shopping season for retailers was better than expected. Sales grew 8.3% compared to last year, exceeding the National Retail Federation holiday forecast of between 3.6% and 5.2% despite the challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic. The......

Biden targets Trump’s legacy with first-day executive actions

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Biden will sign a flurry of executive orders, memoranda and directives to agencies, making his first moves to address the coronavirus pandemic and undo some of Donald Trump’s signature policies. With the stroke of a pen, he’ll halt construction......

World leaders congratulate Biden on becoming president

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Tal Axelrod World leaders congratulated President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump grants clemency to more than 100 people, including Bannon Scalise bringing Donna Brazile as guest to Biden inauguration Sidney Powell withdraws ‘kraken’ lawsuit in Georgia MORE shortly after his inauguration......

After Donald Trump, limit unfettered presidential pardon powers

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY It could’ve been worse. Former President Donald Trump’s last-minute flood of pardons could have included many more controversial grants of clemency. That he did not pardon himself, his children or Rudy Giuliani is a pleasant surprise. Nor were controversial......

Colorado’s COVID-19 testing efforts receive $181M boost from FEMA

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Colorado has received $181 million in funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the state’s COVID-19 testing efforts. The funding, awarded to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), will help “to support Colorado’s free,......

Letters to the editor — Jan. 20, 2021

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Post readers The Issue: AG Letitia James’ lawsuit against the NYPD for excessive force during the George Floyd protests. To state Attorney General Letitia James, Gov. Cuomo and anyone else looking to blame the NYPD for the Black Lives Matter protests and claim the NYPD showed insensitivity to its cause:......

Analysis: Biden’s 100-day sprint to undo Trump’s 4 years

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here That gets us to April 30. He’s also got a slate of Day One executive orders meant to undo what President Donald Trump has wrought over the past four years, including: Rejoining the Paris climate agreement Nixing Trump’s travel......

Assange, Snowden among those not included on Trump pardon list

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Celine Castronuovo WikiLeaks founder Julian AssangeJulian Paul AssangeTrump grants clemency to more than 100 people, including Bannon Pardon talk intensifies as Trump approaches final 24 hours in office Glenn Greenwald discusses UK judge’s rejection of US extradition request for......

New Hampshire moves to next stage of vaccine rollout

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Another round of coronavirus vaccinations gets underway in New Hampshire next week, as state health officials shift their focus to reaching people 65 and older. Beginning Friday, about 300,000 Granite Staters over 65 will be allowed to register to......

How the narrow Senate majority will shape Biden’s presidency

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Bottom line: When Biden is sworn in Wednesday, we still may not know some of the basic tenets of how the Capitol will function during his first two years. There still is not an organizing resolution laying out the......

The Hill’s Morning Report – President Biden, Vice President Harris begin work today

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver       Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. It is Wednesday! Inauguration Day! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis......

Biden to start fast on immigration with DACA, border wall and travel ban

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Biden outlined an ambitious immigration agenda on the campaign trail that would reverse the actions of his predecessor, vowing, for example, to introduce comprehensive immigration legislation and maintain programs that provide relief to immigrants living in the United States.......

Trump grants clemency to more than 100 people, including Bannon

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Brett Samuels President TrumpDonald TrumpGiuliani used provisional ballot to vote in 2020 election, same method he disparaged in fighting to overturn results Trump gets lowest job approval rating in final days as president Fox News’ DC managing editor Bill......

Trump expected to pardon Bannon: reports

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Tal Axelrod President TrumpDonald TrumpGiuliani used provisional ballot to vote in 2020 election, same method he disparaged in fighting to overturn results Trump gets lowest job approval rating in final days as president Fox News’ DC managing editor Bill......

Biden transition team denies outgoing acting defense secretary transitional office space

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here In the past it has been a courtesy to provide transitioning office space and resources to departing secretaries of defense. “Given Mr. Miller’s acting capacity in that role, as well as reduced staffing and occupation of the Pentagon and......

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